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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law GDPR

Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

# data-protection - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox Data Protection

Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox

The deadline for compliance with EU regulations is this Friday.

# data-protection - Monday 21 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital' Off The Charts

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

# data-protection - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13) Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# data-protection - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected Data Protection

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

# data-protection - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# data-protection - Saturday 7 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs' Speeding

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

# data-protection - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act' Cambridge Analytica

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'

Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

# data-protection - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM? Independent News And Media

Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?

An alleged significant data breach at Independent News and Media has come into the public domain.

# data-protection - Monday 2 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later Battle Of Wills

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

# data-protection - Saturday 31 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash Driver Safety

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# data-protection - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip

The retired Jamie Heaslip has become heavily involved with International Rugby Players.

# data-protection - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

# data-protection - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Private investigators were fined €20k for using family connections in the gardaí to access info Privacy Breach

Private investigators were fined €20k for using family connections in the gardaí to access info

Eamon O’Mordha & Company was digging up information for insurance company clients.

From TheJournal.ie Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing Data Protection

Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing

The Data Protection Commissioner released details of its 2017 investigations.

# data-protection - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why? Trouble Brewing

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

# data-protection - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16?

It has been argued that the age of 13 is too young for children to consent to the terms and conditions of online companies.

# data-protection - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb Grave Concerns

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street Patient Data

Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street

Last week in Drogheda, documents containing personal data from hospital patients was found by a local man on the street.

# data-protection - Monday 29 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law Privacy

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts?

The government has maintained that the card is not a national ID card, but a means to access social welfare services.

# data-protection - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material Data Protection

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

# data-protection - Sunday 22 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children Child Safety

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

# data-protection - Monday 9 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints E-receipts

Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints

Her office has carried out a number of audits and will be issuing guidelines on e-receipts soon.

# data-protection - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB Galway

Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB

The details include customers’ full names, their bank balances and loan information.

# data-protection - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card Data Protection

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

# data-protection - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent? Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# data-protection - Friday 14 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence Data Protection

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence

An Post says that it cannot tell members of the public how it obtains names and addresses as it is “not in the public interest”.

# data-protection - Monday 22 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so Data Protection

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

# data-protection - Sunday 14 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower

Labour’s Alan Kelly is asking the gardai if they are still carrying out surveillance on Keith Harrison.

# data-protection - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info Data Protection Laws

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info

The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.

# data-protection - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies Data Protection

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches Data Protection

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

# data-protection - Monday 20 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data? Data Protection This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?

It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.

From TheJournal.ie X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed Data Protection

X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed

The HSE says that it takes its responsibility under data protection legislation “very seriously”.

# data-protection - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin Data Protection

Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin

An Austrian privacy lawyer has argued our Data Protection Commissioner should use its powers to stop these transfers to the US.

# data-protection - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children Data Protection

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children

Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.

# data-protection - Monday 28 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts Marketing

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts

The companies have been ordered to pay prosecution costs and donate varying sums to charity.

# data-protection - Monday 12 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook Opinion

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook

Julien Mercille explains how you can take steps to protect your data.

# data-protection - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone Aircoach

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

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